March 11, 2011 | AUTHOR: Andrew Hastings
In the wake of the earthquakes that struck Japan, many donors will be seeking information on how best to support relief efforts in that part of the world. Simply put, the most efficient and effective way to help is by donating money to a humanitarian organization operating relief programs in the affected region. Monetary donations are fast and organizations can use them to purchase the exact type and quantity of items they need. Furthermore, a gift of money helps ensure that relief efforts contribute to the long-term sustainability and self-reliance of the affected region.